Thursday

Cloche Holiday Party!

I'm joining in with Marty's Holiday Cloche Party. Go here for lots more inspiration.
I wasn't prepared to participate in this cloche party and had to take a lot of pictures tonight with the flash (or without) and some of the pictures aren't very good quality. I'm using them anyway, I hope you enjoy seeing some of my Nativity collection under cloches.

This is one of my favorite Nativities, my husband brought it back from Italy for me.
It is displayed in the foyer on the hall tree

Another Nativity from Italy, but I
won this one on Ebay!
It is white and gold and has a cow and a donkey with it.
I bought the glass star today at Michael's
it is perfect for the bell jar

This tiny Baby Jesus fits in the small covered pastry server

Another favorite - three baby angels looking at Baby Jesus,
two little lambs are on the outside of the cloche


I call this one "Happy Birthday, Jesus!"
Here it is without the glass dome.
I surrounded this one with grape vines

The one below is displayed in the medium size etched cloche
(but you can't see the etching.)
I surrounded it with faux fruit.


I've forgotten what this is called, I have regular figurines in it year around,
but changed to a Nativity for Christmas

Back to the etched cloche, you can barely see the etching here
This Nativity has pastel colors
It is displayed on a crystal cake plate that
has prisms on it

I bought this large ornament last year after Christmas. I wanted it because our grandson, Caden, age 3, loves drums. A drummer boy is playing his drum for Baby Jesus.
The wire upside down planter is also used as a cloche for this Nativity

I did a couple of non-nativity cloche displays below:

I have a little village of Victorian homes with one home in a cloche.

The village has a lot of purple, deep pink, and red on the homes

I bought a few vintage look figures this year, below a cute snowman with two little girls
and another snowman outside the cloche.

The cloche is displayed in another village scene.
These photos are a little better because I took this this morning in better light. I apologize for the poor quality of the other photos, I hope you could enjoy the Nativities.

Do you have a favorite?






I will be sharing many more of my Nativity collection this month, please come back to see them!

Scroll down to the yesterday's post to see the Nativity Tablescape I did.

Have a Merry Christmas!
God Bless.

Katherine

16 comments:

Natasha said...

You have a stunning collection of Nativities and they look absolutely beautiful in your cloche collection.
Your pictures look lovely too-some of them have a really nice vintage look about them.

I wish I had a real cloche to play with for my post today...when we come to America in January I am going to somehow get myself a cloche...and bring it back to Australia without smashing it!

Best wishes, Natasha.

A Hint of Home said...

Katherine,
You have so many beautiful nativities. I love how you have them displayed.
All your cloches are beautiful, too.

Eileen said...

This a beautiful Nativity collection. I love it and I'm off to view yesterday's post as I missed it.

Thanks for sharing this! So pretty!
All the best,
Eileen

Eileen said...

Oh, I didn't miss yesterday's, I remember now seeing that beautiful Nativity centerpiece!
I have a collection of vintage Baby Jesus figurines that I started after I got my grandmother's Baby Jesus from Germany.

Enjoy!
All the best,
Eileen

ceekay said...

You just have the best collectibles! I love the nativities in the cloches...which is what I also did! I wish I had a couple more cloches....but, alas, no. Beautiful, each one Kat....

Shelia said...

Oh, your post was worth the wait. Your cloches are beautifully dressed. Love all of your lovely nativities!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Katherine sweetie...
What a wonderful way to showcase all of your beautiful nativity scenes. Isn't it amazing how each one has such a different look to it? There are no two alike. I love the way you put baby Jesus in a cupcake cloche. It fits to a "T". I so love it. Your Italy nativity is gorgeous. And the nice thing about all of these? You have something to pass down for generations to come. How special for your family.

I have signed up to follow your blog. I can't wait to see what you share next.

Please pop over and let me share my cloche ideas with you. I would so love for you to sign up to follow my blog as well.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Katherine, they are all just stunning. I love all of your beautiful nativity sets. Each one is so different and so precious. I love all of your cloches too and the stands you have them on. Your village with the cloche is so pretty and the two wire cloches that you have are just fabulous. What a thrill to see such beautiful creations and vignettes. I'd say you really outdid yourself and thank you. I am so thrilled to see them and that you joined the party. Hugs, Marty

Kathleen said...

WOW!!! You did a lot! And they are beautiful..What a wonderful collection of Nativities. I love them..
You did a great job...Thank you for showing them!

nannykim said...

Katherine, those are beautiful. I love the one with the baby angels, the one with the grape vine wreath around it and the one that is like a glass house the best---but they all are lovely!!! You have a lot of cloches!! I still don't have one.....some day perhaps!!

xinex said...

You have many unusual and beautiful cloches. I love all your Nativity collection and your Baby Jesus...Christine

Mary said...

I love your sweet nativities, Katherine! Each one is so tiny and delicate...they are some of the prettiest I've seen...I can't pick a favorite. I also love the vintage snowman with the two little girls...that is so sweet. They are all wonderful. I don't have anything as nice as yours. If I ever buy any more Christmas decorations, it will be more nativity scenes...the birth of Jesus is what its all about. I do have a musical scene that I like..am posting it tonight for tomorrow, along with a beautiful video...take a looksey!

God bless!

Mary

Sandy said...

Katherine,
I love how you used your Nativity under the cloches, just perfect for the season. You had some really great ideals. Thanks so much for sharing.
I really enjoyed seeing all your creativity.Thanks for visiting and your wonderful comments.
Sandy

SmilingSally said...

I have a small collection of nativities, not as many as you have. What a great way to display them! The cloche really tells the viewer that something special is inside and beg them to look closer. Well done!

I can't pick a favorite as there are quite a few I'm loving. Thanks, Katherine, for sharing.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Katherine,
I am still making the rounds! I just love, all your gorgeous nativities! My Mother collects them as well and I think it is just the neatest thing! Your's are gorgeous and the cloche's are fabulous~ Love that Victorian Village as well, Cindy

LemonyRenee' said...

Just lovely!